ABN Amro Holding NV said in a press release Friday that it received a letter from Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, Banco Santander Central Hispano SA, and Fortis NV seeking exploratory talks with the Dutch company.

ABN Amro is in exclusive talks with Barclays PLC about a possible combination of the two companies.

The Dutch company said that its managing board and supervisory board will consider the letter carefully, in line with their responsibilities.

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